#SpottedinJewishDC this week is a holla at Bread Furst Bakery‘s challah, located in the Van Ness neighborhood. These braided beauties are hand-rolled every Thursday from 9am to 11am, and are then put in the proofer overnight. You can watch this time-honored tradition in their open-kitchen while noshing on their other baked goods. Note – none of their baked goods are certified Kosher.
The recipe is from Head of Production, Ben Arnold, former Range Bread Baker. When we asked General Manager, Eun Yim, about the challah flavor profile, she said they’re “not on the sweet end in terms of the challah spectrum. I may be biased but they’re the best challah I’ve ever tasted.”
Since this bread is only baked Friday mornings, you’ll need to get to the bakery before they run out. Depending on demand, this could be before the end of the day. But, Yim says, you can always call ahead and request for them to put one on hold for you.
Try one of your very own for $7 before tax. And, if you try it, post about it with #SpottedinJewishDC. We want to know what you think!
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